Last spring, we had a robin decide that building a nest on our back porch railing is a super smart choice when it comes to survival of her brood. Sadly, this proved to be an unsuccessful tactic for the passing on of her genes as something got into the next one day and smashed the eggs long before they had a chance to hatch.
Well, she's back again this year and this time her eggs have hatched! Yesterday there were only a couple of babies in the nest but as of today, all four eggs have hatched. The mom is a very protective bird and gives us the stink-eye whenever we're in our kitchen, but it's worth it to see the kids staring out the window as she feeds the babies.